I havent heard anything specifically about the espresso industry but China has done it in virtually every other area of the manufacturing world so it would not surprise me.
Its hard to compete with a company that pays its workers less for a weeks work than is paid for an hour of work in the US/AUS/Europe, and this is at one of the highest paid companies in China.
The manufacturers in China are now fully capable of manufacturing products to any standard, and they can do it at a price far below anything we can match due to the low wages paid their workers.
Many of the Italian espresso manufacturers moved their facilities to Spain years ago due to the lower manufacturing costs there (mainly wages), it should come as no surprise that theyll move thier manufacturing facilities to yet another country for the same reasons.
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